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>>> after more than a decade with maryland state police and 8 years with the governor's protectiin detail a state -rooper is arrested facing felony child pornography charges. baltimore police arrested him after a long investtgation. from ounty police headquarters with more on how they tracked him down. >> baltimore county police say they're normal internet monitoring is hht led to the arrest of 47 years olddbruce tucker,,a 13 year eteraa with -aryland state police. according to charging documents over seveeal months, tucker received and exchanged more than 3,000 images of littte boys and girls, one child belieeed to be as young as 2 years old girl performing sex acts. detectives say they recovered evidence including a computer from inside tucker owinns mills home. as news spread, neighbors are ú%ocked. >> i live next door to a stttt trooppr, i guess you feel safe and you actually got somebody like that. i think it's preety shocking. >> reporter: baltimore county police said that tucker told them that he was curious of the and then his interest grew.et they arrested him and this morni
of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> we live next door to a maryland state trooper, i guess3 you feel safe. >> a state trooper charggd with possesssng child pornography. what tips off investigaaors and why the trooper turned hiiself in. >> maayland ocial sscurity numbers exposeedon the internet. why safeguards didn't stop the security breach and how to find out if your identity ii safe.ú >>> and place your bets! where thousands f marylanders are expected to lay down their money on table gaaes. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, july 20th. you see the flag there blowing in an ever so slight breeze. all i felt was heat this morniig not so much breeze but we will see if that will be the case throughout the day. gooddmorning, i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fe fertig to ú%e us know if we can expect a >> we will get a 5-10-mile-an-hour uuts. >> that is nothing. >> not enough to cool you off. %-last hour in ballimore.y. dropped a degree or two. they will bounce back and start to limb toward the 90-ddgree high that we expecctto get to. to the west garrett county a little bit of ac
to get the lights baton. bge is reporting just over 7200 outages in maryland. if pepco is reporting nearly 2100 in d.c., prince george's, and montgomery counties. dominion is reporting nearly 700 in northern virginia. >>> wheaton and our top story, a traffic alert for people driving into the district. phase three of the 14th street bridge rehab project is underway. that means a new traffic pattern for the 200,000 drivers crossing it on a daily basis. brianne carter is live in arlington with what you can expect. on this expect good morning. >> good morning. the middle lane is shut down for the rehabilitation work. plenty of signs out here directing traffic on either side of that closure. we are starting to see more volume and low back up, something we expect all morning. -- and a little backup. on the 14th street bridge, the monday morning commute could come with some trouble. >> in the morning there's a point in time where nothing moves. >> they're beginning work on the third phase of the rehabilitation project in the middle lanes and half of the lens of the bridge. >> it is planned
over maryland when a 3.6 earthquake rumbled over the state. >> i thought it was a truck that went by. >> i thought it was a freight train. >> that's surprising it was actually an earthquake. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: it's certainly unusual. seismographs caught itself size and duration. >> and the wiggles went on for some, one, two, about three minutes before it quieted down completely. >> very small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes it's something we've experienced in the recent past. most of the earthquakes are running the sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> reporter: they placed the jail three miles deep. it showed up on the maryland science center field earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got an early warning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying and pacing around the bedroom. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. and i couldn't figure out what that was. i never experienced an earthquake before. >> the cause may affect the last ice age which the quake vanished. >> it was some 20,000 years ago. >> the crust is still kind of readjus
seconds after the earthquake all over central maryland, residents shared their experiences. heather wrote that she lived in elk grove and there was a loud sound. the earthquake woke others of. one woman wondered what kind of plane was taking off at the airport to shake us like that and then i realized that there was no claim. >> if you felt the earthquake, we would like to hear from you. >> ross sewage backups have frustrated a woman and she wonders if work crews caused the problem. that is where we find barry simms with more on the story. >> the sewage backup upset this woman, but who is responsible and who will pay for the cleanup? with help from her neighbors and family, sandra german is cleaning up the upper will sewage flowed into her home. >> i have had 70-year-old neighbors and my family down here and we have been bailing sewage out by the buckets. >> she believes the problem started after the county work on a sioux which lie outside her home. >> of this started to sink and the front yard sank. >> the switch line ran over the sewage cleanup cap on her property. >> there was a very
valley. 65 southern maryland. going up to 80 today. a gorgeous day ahead. >>> here's patranya bhoolsuwan with the first look at traffic. >> reporter: it is early in the morning and we already have a bad accident to tell you about at college park and cherry hill road. it is closed in both directions due to what appears to be a head-on collision. avoid that in college park if you can. >>> move to the outer and inner loop in maryland. right now we have construction on route 5 on the outer loop on route 23, there is something to watch for. look for the workers working  this morning. virginia i-66, good morning, moving to the city from 66 manassas from 495 looking good. beltway virginia from tysons corner to 270 and south of springfield no problems reported in both directions. and finally we move to 395. a live shot. there nice and quiet from duke to the 14th street bridge. that's a quick check on your commute. back to you. >>> today nine of the ten people accused of spying for russia are due in court. three are scheduled to make an appearance in a federal courtroom in alexandria, virginia
.facebook.com/wusa 9. another comment right here, beltsville, maryland, felt it. caused me to wake up, my dog and parrot starting to go crazy. sounds like it got people up and going early this friday morning. down here you can see tracey jones dickerson wrote, i'm in dunkirk, maryland and it shook my bedroom door. no one else is in the house. one wrote, fort washington, although i don't live on a commercial street, i thought that a tractor-trailer was passing by. and i was asking the same question over on my facebook page. i was asking everybody to send in comments if they felt the quake and that's the biggest thing we are hearing this morning is people saying it felt like a truck going by. tom wrote the whole house was shaking felt like a truck down the road but when i looked outside, no truck was to be found so i assumed it was a earthquake. another wrote felt the whole house shake. very odd feeling. it is really amazing. not a ton of damage and shaking but people certainly woken up very early this morning because of this earthquake. andrea? >> it is definitely a conversation starter. and w
and in to western maryland now. let's switch to doppler real quick. southern pennsylvania, western maryland we have light showers at the moment. this is the line we will watch. back on the computer, temperatures are running at 80, a warm muggy morning. some 70s out there. cumberland you are the warm spot at 81. looking at the day at a glance, 84 by 9:00. 90 by noon. mostly cloudy and showers and storms by then. upper 80s for 5:00 as the showers and storms pull away. some of the storms, especially south, could be strong to severe. patranya bhoolsuwan is watching the roads. >> as you heard howard said scattered showers later on today but the road is right now dry. in and out of the beltway no major problems reported. just the traffic lights are out in montgomery county. let's switch to the live camera. 95 north no problems. on the beltway in virginia between braddock and i-66 as we switch over. no big problems on the west side of the beltway. good morning, maryland. on i-270 this morning heading down south from father hurley to split no problems, as well. and 95 and bw parkway as we
methane gas leak as well. >>> battleground maryland. gov. martin o'malley's reelection campaign will get a boost to night. vice-president joe biden will appear with him at a fundraiser in baltimore. ole is expected to face former republican gov. bob ehrlich in the fall. >>> the vice-president as a bold prediction but the outcome of the midterm election. >> i think we're going to shock to everybody. we are going to win the senate and the house. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs said last week that democrats could lose control of the house. the polls show voters don't have much confidence in and congressional democrats. republicans say they will win the 40 seats needed. >>> the split may be forming in the department. the national tea party federation says that it has expelled conservative commentator mark williams. he wrote a fictional letter from "colored people " to president abraham lincoln's. he said it was meant to spur an honest debate on race. >>> still ahead, new details about the wild night at the university of maryland basketball game. is thatwho the center of that inve
on maryland's traffic. is it maryland. >> it is maryland coming up. >> i do that in seven minutes. you do traffic. >> all right. thank you. right now focus on dc because that's where we have a main tieup. this is an ongoing construction project on 16th street and crescent place. this will take place throughout friday. we are talking 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you are losing a couple of lanes in both directions and not going to be able to part going southbound because of the work zone. moving to the outer loop in maryland. the delay is setting in and it is growing from colesville road to georgia avenue. our next stop takes us back to the realtime graphics and route 4, route 5 and 301 obviously in the dark. there we go. we will zoom in and show you the traffic is doing fine out here. green cars are telling us everything is moving at speed. 395 northbound, more drivers are hitting the road past duke street to the pentagon. overall still clear crossing the 14th street bridge and 95 before this in virginia going northbound slowing down between the prince william parkway and 123 and again fai
s. -ame old story. sky watch maryland satellite-radar is what you're you'rbeing looking at. back to the west a little bit of activity, but aa you can see expected to steer east to the west of the stationaay boundary which today it further north. that may keep things to the north in general, but we couud still see a couple of showers late in the day. 92 degrees for the high. a little bit armer with the ú%midity as well. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold and et's check out the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, it's pretty inteeesting for most stories or the start of the morning commute an we llke that. it's going to be an easy drive from 95 to 83, we are in the green 11 miles at 55 miles per hour. 83 up oward 795 and looking good from 795 all the way down toward 95. right now 11 minutes, 55 miles per hour there. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, over to you. >>> 5:02 on fox 45 early edition a a maryland state trooper faces child pornngraphy charges this morning. baltimore county police busted him after a long investigatio
earlier this morning that came through western maryland, panhandle ofl west virginia and into northern maryland. that's up into southern pennsylvania, near york pennsylvania and continuing to move off to the east. it is up to 87 in washington. the heat is on even with the cloud cover. it has warmed into the mid and upper 80s, not only here but around the bay and the eastern shore. it is in the 80s around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. over the last 12 hours, we have had this cloud cover coming in in advance of a weak front way out in the midwest. it's going to bring a bit of welcomed relief by the end of the week. for this afternoon, partly sunny, humid, a chance of a passing thunderstorm between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. highs reach the low and mid-90s. a look at the rest of the week and some changes on the way and the weekend as well. that will be coming up in a few minutes. stay tuned. >>> we'll see you in a few minutes. vre is already expanding its new express train service just one day after it started. the new service from fredericksburg to union station ran the inaugural trip ye
of a big rally in washington today. but right now we begin our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >>> good morning. we are looking similar to the last few days in maryland where it is hot and sticky with more thunderstorms here and there, especially this afternoon. looking at things this morning relatively quiet. western maryland seeing a couple of showers this morning. as we start in the 60s and 70s and will climb to the 80-degree mark or so by 9:00 a.m. through midday, the chance of thunderstorms start to increase from west to east to the lunch hour. well though the 80s to 90s. highs topping out low 90s in spots this afternoon with a threat of a thunderstorm or two. >>> a couple of cameras focusing on maryland traffic. we begin with a live shot at quince orchard and clopper road. drivers are stopped at the light. overall no problems to report out this way. as we shift things over to georgia avenue and viersmill looks like the same situation. nice and quiet. and finally all aboard, we are flying over 50 westbound from the bay bridge to bowie toward washington. loo
, a black 1999 nissan sentra which maryland please 5fg-e 91. those pleats 5fg-e91. if you see the suspect or child don't approach them because you can put the child in danger or yourself. but do call police if you do come across either of these people. again, amber alert issued for jarn gomez, a 4-year-old hispanic male taken from in front of the metro station here at mount vernon square in washington. prince george's county police and d.c. police are working together on this one. we're lichb northwest. now back to you. >>> 8:01. time to check in with kim martucci for a look at our weather. enjoy today, right? >> yeah. bottle it. >> can we put it in this? >> yeah, sure. it will turn steamy here into next week. we'll ease into those 90s one day at a time today. it's a trip into 80s. we're watching the washington monument. clear skies. gorgeous start. perhaps you're getting in that morning routine, jog or walk. humidity is not bad. 69 degrees with dew points in the 50s, feels good. humidity is 53%. southwest within at 7:00. how do we compare? hagerstown at 63, richmond 60, salisbury 69. hig
a little bit of thunder in the panhandle of west virginia and in western maryland. those are drifting to the east and southeast and may be moving closer to the shenandoah valley and perhaps into washington and frederick counties in maryland over the next hour or so. right now, we don't any storms or severe weather in the region. right now, 90 degrees at national airport. it is in the upper 80s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we have the high humidity. the dew points are in the low to mid-70s, sweltering humidity. hagerstown the a90 degrees as well. some of the storms could begin to pick up in intensity in the next hour or two. out of the mountains behind the front out in the ohio valley, temperatures are in the 70s right now. over the last 12 hours, that front is now just beginning to move into the mountains and slight risk of severe weather in this yellow zone. much of virginia, the district, most of maryland under a slight risk for damaging winds between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. as highs reach the low to mid-90s before that. after that, lower humidity movers in. details on friday an
from getting pregnant. >> i think they should swap them for a couple of maryland terrapins. >>> everybody is in a weekend holiday mood. we have the weather to go with it. we have been basking in the flower of this low humidity with a bright blue sky and sparkling sunshine. today, no different. there is the theme overlooking northwest washington in the foreground from our sky watcher camera, about 300 feet up. we can see downtown that's going to be the scene of the big parades and fireworks display. it's under 75 at national airport where the precipitation so far this year is running almost six inches below average. don't the area lawns show it. everything is looking parched. in prince george's county, mid-70s. it has mihit the mid to upper 7. right near the chesapeake bay, the beautiful waters of the bay, a bit of a chop on the bay. annapolis, 72. the bay water temperatures are near 80. it it quite warm. great for activity on the bay this week conditioned as well as the atlantic beaches from lewis, delaware, down to ocean city. terrific weather for the beaches. look at the
on the northern portions of maryland. that rain activity has pushed off to new jersey and is beginning to move off shore. there are some strong storm cells in that producing lightning. but it is beginning to move out over the ocean. we still have clouds out over the city. off to our west, the skies are beginning to clear, and beyond the city, western howard county and frederick county, less humid conditions are beginning to filter in. a little less humid. nothing major. still typical july summertime. warm and humid. we'll detail it coming up. >> thousands of marylands felt shaky after that 3.6 earthquake hit the city. >> it happened at 5:04 a.m. in the germantown yir of -- area of montgomery county. david collins has more. >> the next thing i knew, it was like a scene out of "jurassic park." the bottles on that shelf started rattling. i looked in the hall. i thought it was a fat guy running through the building or something, because the floors were shaking, and i heard a rumbling. >> jim klein knew immediately it was an earthquake. he was in the process of upgrading his kitchen. he was reaching fo
a successor to the late senator robert byrd. >>> mary kay. >> in the maryland governor's race, a montgomery county woman is bob ehrlich's new running mate. he made the announcement on youtube. mary lives in potomac maryland. she has been director of special projects of the u.s. chamber of commerce since 2008. >>> outrage at arlington cemetery and the army pulls a pledge to ultimate soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. >>> toyota could announce another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. [ clattering ] [ male announcer ] when you're all out of good ideas and you've moved on to the dumb ones, it's time. american standard heating & air conditioning. a higher standard of comfort. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers
, maryland. >> we have live team coverage on this emergency tonight. pat collins is looking at the situation. >> and now live in more on what happened in potomac. >> reporter: we are in the 8300 block -- [ muted ]. >> this was the scene along river road. >> river road, that type, did not have fiberoptic technology in it. this one does. >> reporter: this is actually an effort to avoid a break here at wssc, or more accurately curtis cummings. fiberoptic cables monitoring cables. >> this fiberoptic cable can listen, if you will, to the wires breaking, send us a signal. once we hit a certain threshold we know that the integrity is possibly being compromised. >> reporter: back in 2007, the water authority install this fiberoptic technology in some 35 miles of water mains throughout the distribution system. it allows them to hone in on a potential problem to within a 16-inch section of pipe. >> we are able to take a proactive repair in this case. >> reporter: they'll still have to shut off the water. hence the call for users to reduce consumption. if it can be reduced by one-third, there should be
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
of maryland. >>> a maryland department human resources employee is on administrative leave accused of posting the social security numbers and other personal information to more than 3,000 clients to the internet. officials are now investigating. if you are a dhr client and you want to find out if your privacy has been compromised, we want to help you out. so go to our website by going to abc2news.com. go to the news tap and click on state. >>> we have a consumer alert for you this morning. it involves checking your freezer. purdue is recalling 91,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. they found small pieces of blue plastic in the nuggets t involved the 1.13-ounce bag of fully cooked chicken nuggets with the best if used by june 9th, 2011. >>> the cap on the well continues to drip. but will it hold under pressure? >>> could 4,000 bathtubs full of mud stop the leak? >>> before you go anywhere, stay with us because justin is here with a look at your morning forecast. >>> we got 77 degrees outside. we have another hot, sticky day and more storms possible this afternoon. as we turn the humidity down we'l
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> i have found that artner, thaa maryland partnee to help uú turn annapolis arounn. >>> turning to faaebook. theebig announcement bob ehrlicú made on the social networking site. >> last hug, mom and dad, last hug.3 >> every day people become midshipmmn. we are live at the naval academy induction day as their transformation takes lace. hurricane alex. >>> good morning. it's thursday, july 1st. i'm patrice harris..3 let's get a check of our forecaat as we begin this first day of a new month, meteorologist steve fertig is here. >> wwll, the nnw month starts -ff where the old month ended. of course the old month had a lot of hot and humid days. >> yysterday was not one of ú%em. >> yesterday was not one of them. we finished with tempeeatures in the 80s and low humidity. >> if tte rest f july could stay thaa way, you would be on the top of everybody's best friend list. >> if ii would, but it won't. enjoy today and tomorrow because things are goinn to go back to weather or the holiday weekend. today should be a beauty. 60 in salisbury and 57 in as you
your way to powder mill. move to the outer loop and show you in maryland, no construction projects no major incidents to report between route 1 college park toward 270. virginia, virginia, we are tracking 66 for you. heading eastbound you are fine from manassas to inside the beltway. 395, also finding drivers at speed making their way from the springfield interchange though the 14th street bridge. call it a wrap inside the district. hello, northeast, early-morning drivers on income tax new york avenue, an incident free commute making your way to the third street tunnel. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> much of the eastern seaboard is in for another day of grueling temperatures. some places are expected to hit as high as 102 degrees, but as howard just mentioned the humidity will make it feel much hotter them heat is challenging the basic assumptions we make about the services we couldn't on to run our homes. gary tries to find out how the heat will affect our lives down the road. >> reporter: first the water main repair that forced the washington suburban sanitary commission la
williams of kensington, maryland, is charged with first-degree murder. he has a bond hearing scheduled today at 1:00 this afternoon. police say he worked in the same warehouse area as miss naimi. she was reported missing sunday by a relative and found dead in the district in northwest the next day. the police will fnot say how sh died. her business partner tells us he lost a good friend and artist. >> i have been involved in a working relationship with her for several years. she has been my day-to-day working companion for the last approximately six months. she was an amazing person and a wonderf wonderful artist and will be surely missed. >> reporter: miss naimi had an extensive rest are may, owned a gallery at one time and worked here to restore art and worked as an art consultant. police in montgomery county will not release a motive. again, that bond hearing is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. we will have more for you tonight. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, elaine. >>> some of the passengers on board that united airlines flight that ran into severe turbulence are sharing th
morning in a row, western maryland, west virginia. eastern shore, upper 50s and right at the atlantic beaches, it's a cool morning but a terrific day under way with a clear sky. we'll have lots of sunshine, we certainly do need pran. it does not appear we're going to have any chance of rain all the way into next week as this enormous area of high pressure will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow. the low humidity will be in place through sunday and heating trend as we get into the weekend. highs today low 80s, mid-90s on the fourth of july. getting humid next week. >>> as we get under way, hard to tell from this picture, authorities were responding to an accident on the beltway inner loop. we'll look around and see what we can see. elsewhere over on the beltway, prince george's county on the inner loop and outer loop, they are still picking up the overnight road work. we're doing pretty well as friday morning gets under way. >> we are following a breaking story out of center vil, virginia, a fire ungulfed a house. look at this house. flames can be seen shooting through the r
probably felt that in virginia and pennsylvania. in annapolis and parts of southern maryland, they felt this, maybe even stafford county. >> this is not the first earthquake we have ever had in our region, but they tend to be very minor with very few people feeling them. this 3.6 is much more significant than we are used to. >> is. -- it is. we get one every couple years and they are minor. we get reports, tons of them. this is one of the bigger ones i have seen. >> we did not feel it. some people at the station did. >> i was outside to do our weather segments and i cannot quite feel it. one of our viewers named peggy in middletown, md. woke up her husband to ask what it was anti thought that was the cat jumping onto the bed, but she told him she thought it was really an earthquake. >> we have received funding descriptions, anything from the thought it was a plane crash, to a loud truck driving by, to drilling, because we don't normally thinks earthquake in our area. lisa baden has been taking a lot of phone calls. >> i worry about that cat. sounds like that one needs to go on a diet. f
. >> on 95 in maryland, i 70, 270, nothing at the wilson bridge. in virginia there's a crash from alexandria headed to springfield. on the inner loop at the exit for van dorn street, be careful even eisenhower avenue. traffic is able to get through. be prepared for that. traffic across the american legion bridge moving nicely. traffic away from us on the right is out of bethesda. headlights on the right are from tysons. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thanalmost 2 million people around here locally left out to dry because of an emergency water main fix in montgomery county. >> expected to last several days. pamela brown is live in potomac. >> the crews are hard at work. they will be working on this pipe in potomac for the next three days at least. more than 2 million customers will have to make sacrifices until then. they're asking them to cut back on water by one-third. that means no outside water usage, including topping of swimming pools, watering lawns, and washing cars. you are asked to limit showers, washing dishes, and clothing. they say the sacrifices are worth it to avoid another
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
spot that we kept our eye on since yesterday. this is in potomac, maryland. south glen road is closed between glen and norton road. we are using river as an alternate. kristin fisher has been on the scene all morning and will have the latest developments and hopefully an update on when this will be cleaned up. a slow ride between new hampshire and georgia avenue. no incidents along the way. 66, hey, virginia, we are tracking your traffic, as well. heading eastbound past 234 to 28 toward route 50. pretty much smooth sailing an the beltway in virginia, drivers are at speed, as well. lanes are pretty much wide open from 95 to 66. that's a quick look at traffic. back to you. >>> people in part of montgomery county are being told not to flush their toilets a lot and don't water your lawn. it is another round of water restrictions. and it is because of this, a water main break which sent a geyser of water in to the skies over potomac yesterday. kristin fisher is live with the latest water problem. you thought you were finished with the water main breaks, didn't you, kristin? >> no kidding.
, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is on the gu
of this storm system spiraling out of this system. up in northeast maryland now. we'll take you closer, rising sun down toward conowingo. and then move over toward white hawk. and over near monkton, down near butler. head over to the panhandle of west virginia, over near martinsburg and hagerstown. and you see really what is the last bit of rain that is moving on through the region. we'll talk about how much we got. and we'll give you totals around the region in just the last 24 hours. in your complete updated first warning forecast coming up here shortly. >>> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for instant updates and a live look at radar, log onto wjz.com. >>> an ellicott city girl, severely injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda is on the road to recovery. she just underwent major surgery on her leg in south africa. wjz has the story. mike hellgren has more in catonsville, where emily kerstetter and family just wrapped up a prayer vigil for her. >> for the first time, they spoke publicly about the attack on his knees. it appears doctors were able to save both of her legs. th
. notice on the maps in potomac, maryland still following a water main break. as a result of it, road closures include south glen road closed between glen and norton. you want to use river as the alternate. kristin fisher is live at the scene and will have a report coming up. on 270, no problem spots to report out of frederick past germantown road to the split. hey, virginia, 66 eastbound, man, you are looking good from manassas past 123 toward inside the beltway. and 395 heading northbound, glad to report that that earlier construction between duke and seminary is now gone. you can see clearly here, drivers are moving at speed. andrea, back to you. >>> this morning, thousands of our neighbors are under outdoor water restrictions thanks to another water main problem. time a smaller main is involved. it ruptured on wednesday afternoon at the intersection of south glen road and deep glen drive in potomac. kristin fisher is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. public works crews at the city of rockville have been here around the clock since the pipe burst yesterday afternoon.
. >> hold up high and get a towel. >>> check out maryland. it is a muggy day out here. we have some clouds mixing with the sunshine and we are expecting temperatures today, which will be moving on to a higher priority here than they are now. in the 70s, upper 70s in many areas south. as we head to the 9:00 you are hour get ready for 80s. we will get there quickly. sunshine and a couple of clouds. lunchtime looks sunny in most areas. 92 frederick. 87 across parts of southern maryland. even western maryland, cumberland in the upper 80s and later this afternoon, slight chance of a thunderstorm and in a couple of spots. many highs will be above the 90- degree mark. look at the maryland traffic this morning. here's patranya bhoolsuwan. >> thank you, howard. staying dry out there. my goodness. a look at route 29 an industrial parkway. one of the intersections where i believe traffic lights are still not working and crews are on the scene trying to direct traffic out there. as we heard from kristin, 20 lights are not working. intersections are not working properly here. so do be extra careful. as
monday night or tuesday morning in the 25000 block of sapling ridge lane in brookeville, maryland. it was parked outside the officer's home. a colt m-4 rifle, ammunition, handcuffs were taken. authorities are worried the thief could use that to impersonate a police officer. >>> alleged russian spy ring, three suspects go to district court in alexandria today. the case has captured the nation's attention with its plot that is straight out of the cold war movie. courtney robinson is live in alexandria with more on this. >> good morning. that's right. this whole thing is extremely fascinating. three individuals arrested in arlington are in custody. at 2:00 this afternoon and they will be in u.s. district court facing a judge who will determine whether they will remain in custody and possibly we will learn more about the alleged spy ring. prosecutors say the evidence against 11 alleged russian spies is overwhelming. for arlington residents, the local ties to three are shocking. >> i did not expect anything like that around here. >> off the 20 something mikhail semenko scene in front o
of maryland graduate who lived in the same neighborhood in largo, maryland, as the victims. he worked for a delivery service and had access to a customer database where police believe he found his victims. that man is in jail tonight on an unrelated gun charge. >> he will go down as one of the most vile murderers and criminals in the history of the united states. >> police say sources have also linked the same person of interest to the murder of vilma butler in 2008. her body was found in her house which had been set fire. >>> reds-light cameras will officially go online in arlington county in less than an hour. while many drivers are wary about the effectiveness, some local officials say you can't argue with statistics. craig melvin joined us with this story. hi, craig. >> reporter: we're at the corner of ft. meyer just over the bridge of arlington. i want to show you this camera behind me. at 12:01 if that camera catches you running a red, you'll get a ticket in the mail. you had been getting warnings until now. meanwhile, over the bridge the number of drivers getting tickets in the
suicide vest near a nightclub in uganda's capital. the news comes as we learn the identity of the maryland teen injured in one of those deadly double-bombings in uganda. 16-year-old emily kersteda of maryland was injured. she right now is listed in stable condition and will undergo surgery later today. friends say that she was in uganda for a church mission trip. >> she was with her grandmother and they were having lunch at the ethiopian restaurant when the blast happened. >> 24-year-old nate tan of delaware is not fortunate. he was one of the people killed. at least four people are arrested. a somali group with ties to al-qaeda is suspected. >>> several escalators remain out of service at the metro station. crews are working to fix that problem but they allowed computers to walk up the escalators during this morning's rush hour. smoke filled the station during rush hour yesterday and several escalators up to the street were broken all day. >>> police used a taser to end a five-hour-long stand-off that ended in temple hills, maryland. a 48-year-old suspect is in custody. it started after 1
in virginia. quite a bit of damage in montgomery county, maryland. quite a bit of trees down. that's loudon county. numerous trees down. a 61-miles-per-hour measured wind gust. multiple trees down. there you can see the last of the thunderstorms now rolling across st. marys county. they are not severe. cooler lower humidity on the way. details forecast coming up. >> thanks, buddy. damage reports continue to pour into the newsroom. many from montgomery county where dozens of trees came down. one of the trees landed on a house. darcy spencer is live with that story. darcy? >> reporter: we were out driving in the truck during the storm this afternoon. it was very frightening. we were on river road heading out of the district. like anything struck one of the traps formers. there was a loud explosion. parts of river road were closed. there was a tree down on the road. people were driving on the wrong side of the road. it was scary for anyone out in this. this is what a lot of people are seeing in their neighborhoods. you can see a tree is blocking this road. people cannot come in. people cannot
, an isolated shower, in southern maryland, 70s and 80s and light winds. not as hot but still shot. a few thunderstorms and around 95 degrees. that is better than 102. muggy with a passing shower and storm. it is still 80 on the bay from lou anne in annapolis. easton is 73. that's cooler than winchester 75. they were 101 yesterday. 80 in orange and fredericksburg and here a toasty 83 with a heat index of 88 thanks to the dew point which is up to 71 degrees. it is more humid today. thanks to all the moisture off the atlantic. the ridge, which has been over us the last three days, is shifting to the southeastern u.s. and this area of low pressure. this is not a surface low, so don't get excited about the tropical nature of it but it is inching toward us. this area of high pressure is shifting to our south and west and allows the moisture to return. you can see the showers along the coast. again we have had a couple across charles county, st. mary's county and northern neck of virginia. we will watch the area move to the east. a front to the west will help us out big time on saturday. as we
to a fairfax case. >>> in maryland, the search for a missing boater is over. they recovered his body and disappeared tuesday night. the natural resources police say the body was found this morning in the area and the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for a autopsy in baltimore. >> a dramatic new twist. a confession from one suspected spy and a safe deposit box with large amounts much cash. that is coming the same day that 9 of the suspects appeared in the u.s. for bail hearings held in boston, new york and here in virginia. sherri ly is live with more. >> reporter: today was the first time they got a look at the three virginia spy suspects. it lasted a few minutes. the attorneys for michael vitolli and patricia mills asked to delay their bail hearing until tomorrow and saying they got new information. michael zatolli and pratishia mills, a suspended husband-and- wife team from arlington and their accused accomplice will remain in jail. their bail hearing put off another day. the couple's attorneys claimed they had received new information from the government and pro
, arlington, fairfax and prince georges counties as well as around southern maryland and there's a bit of a breeze off the ocean. but it is sweltering humidity there. and the humidity is a little bit lower farther into our north and west. but east of there we've got the sweltering humidity. the afternoon heat index is in all of these counties including the district and most of maryland. richmond out to 93. salisbury up to 92. west virginia, the humidity is a little lower but their temperature is around 80 degrees in the higher elevations. in the last 12 hours we've seen high clouds drifting through. with a clearing sky it's going to be hot all the way into this evening. before this afternoon, hazy sunshine, heat and humidity. it will feel like 105 during the next two or three hours and it will stay that way until 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. not going to cool down much tonight. we'll look at that and the heat continuing into the weekend. >> my friend just came back from china. said it was 106 there. she's come back to the same heat right here in washington. thanks. we'll talk to you jen sfwen sho
. not in maryland at this point. we do still have the chance for storms to develop in the next few hours. but hopefully to nothing of yesterday's point. if we could just show the graphic. the heat is still a major factor here. we're at 92 degrees. when you factor in the high humidity, it feels like 108. we will have that forecast for you coming up. >>> baltimore county police arrest a pasadena man for leaving a 5-year-old boy in a locked car. suzanne collins is in the newsroom with more on the suspect and the child's condition. suzanne? >>> mary, 25-year-old hector bedoya hernandez is charged with second-degree child abuse. police were called in sunday morning. a shopper called 911 when she noticed the child inside the locked chevy tahoe. the weather was above 97 degrees. the fire department broke the window and pulled the child out. the child was treated at st. agnes and released to his mother. >> all right, suzanne. thank you. the suspect is out on $25,000 bail. >>> a 5-year-old city boy is recovering today after running into traffic and being hit by a police car. the mark patrol car s
now has a running mate. >> the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland mary kane. >> reporter: but kan he's selection was already old news online as ehrlich's campaign posted the pick on facebook late wednesday. >> that partner is mary kane. mary? >> thank you, bob. >> reporter: the 48-year-old kane is an attorney from potomac and was secretary of state in the ehrlich administration. >> we need to focus our debate and our talks on how to bring maryland's economy back. that is the first and foremost thing that our job is going to be as leaders in this state. >> reporter: while mary kane could bring republican female votes, her family business connection are also bringing questions. >> nonissue as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: husband john kane's moving company was sued by the u.s. government for underpaying workers in violation of federal contract rules and for issuing false documents claiming it was in compliance. >> not related to the political issue. it's not a state of maryland issue. it's a federal review issue. it has nothing to do with the candidate, no
spots to 68, 9 # 69. 70 gaithersburg and 73 to the north. 74 winchester. in southern maryland at the pax naval air station. another hot sticky day with scattered thunderstorms. highs pushing 90 to 95. right now a couple of clouds. it is 5:00 a.m. here's angie. >> wake up, washington. not so bad out there but you can see we do have smack in the middle an issue. take you to northwest dc and show you the live shot. connecticut avenue is closed at calvert. that's because we have ongoing police activity. you want to use cathedral as the alternate. keeping it moving. let's take it to the outer loop in maryland. 95 to 270, smooth sailing. in virginia, 66 eastbound, we are tracking the taillights. they are moving at speed from centreville to inside the beltway. and 395, you are going to find lanes wide open until you get to the 14th street bridge where we have a new traffic pattern in place due to construction. two lanes getting by to the left and one to the right. andrea, that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> you heard howard's forecast and you see it on the screen, 79 degrees. yes, it is j
but the state department of health said only 25% of marylanders were vaccinated. as kim dacey shows us health officials want to know why. >> the swine flu scare had people rushing to vaccination clinics but state health officials say only 25% of marylanders got the shot and now they want to find out why. they are looking for volunteers to form focus groups of eight to 10 people in communities across the nation. >> we have hired contracts who have worked focus groups before so they will facilitate the meeting to make sure everyone talks and the questions are addressed. >> they would like to hear from people that got shot ant those that didn't. they hope to learn how to better organize a campaign for next flu season to encourage more people to get vaccinated. >> we want to know how to design the brochures, what colors to use, what pictures of people, what words to use. we want people to tell us why they didn't take it and give us some suggestions of how we might approach this differently. >> health officials look to hold 40 focus groups. the only criteria is you have to be a maryland resident
showing up in western maryland and up near mineral county, west virginia and southern pa. those are drifting to the east. right now it's a steamy morning, 81 in washington, near 80 in prince george's county, mid and upper 70s, arlington and fairfax and generally in the 70s around the entire region from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches on this thursday morning. the main front that could be giving us strong storms later today is out in the ohio valley this morning. and that front h begin to move our way here later today. perhaps around noon time we could have our first thundershower moving in in the viewing area just to our west of the metro region and then by the middle of the afternoon, right around the metro areas, we could have some of those storms coming through 2:00 p.m. to maybe as late as 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. and some individual storms unfortunately could produce some damaging winds. highs before the storms arrive into the low and mid-90s. then lower humidity moving in tonight as we clear out and it will be in place friday and saturday. more storms possible s
on the map. mid-60s from frederick, maryland, to leesburg, virginia. 62 in winchester. as we widen out the view, along the eastern seaboard, a pocket of absolutely cooler air far western maryland, the change in dewpoints is the measure of moisture in the atmosphere, a little bit of a drying trend. as a result, with high pressure in charge, a west to northwesterly wind will mix out more and more of the humidity. a beauty of a sunday coming up today. lots of sunshine. a somewhat stormier weather pattern coming our way into the week. that's good news. we still need the rainfall around here. for today, bright sunshine with high pressure in charge. that area of high pressure slides off the eastern seaboard overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. it opens up the flood gates to atlantic and gulf moisture. as a result as we get through the course of the day on monday, a slight chance for a shower late in the damon, especially monday night. but i think tuesday will be our busier day. main area of risk for severe weather. it moves towards us for tuesday. so your forecast on a beautiful sund
and traffic charges in maryland. he was sentenced to eight months of electronic monitoring and two years of unsupervised probation. a dash cam video was showing the nba star being pulled over for speeding. he was apparently something of a rolling armory. he was carrying two loaded hand guns, a loaded shotgun and a knife. >>> this morning a mother hopes someone will come forward with information on the murder of her daughter of the vanessa pham was killed more than two weeks ago. darcy spencer talked with her mother and lead agency handling the investigation. >> i feel angry. >> reporter: the mother of vanessa pham, the 19-year-old fashion design student at the center of a murder mystery that is baffling detectives. >> i cry all the time. >> reporter: pham was found dead in her car june 27th. her toyota scion was captured on video minutes before she was found dead. the clues have not been enough to catch a killer. >> the detectives here and supervisors are phenomenal, the amount of extra hours and time. >> reporter: in a rare interview, major shawn barrett appealed to the public to help s
in maryland and virginia dropped in june. >>> there's words of a touch screen blackberry that will rival the apple iphone and other smart phones out there. research in motion is expected to unveil the new blackberry in new york on tuesday. it will include a new web browser and the slide of a keyboard in addition to the touch screen. it will hit the market in the middle of august. there's no word on how much it will cost. also, a dim forecast for the economy. rob nelson has more. >> good morning. a gloomy outlook for the economy. a new survey finds economists are predicting weaker growth and higher unemployment than a few months ago. one reason they believe the recovery is beginning its companies are still hesitant to hire. if that has led consumers to cut back on spending. it is usually consumers that lead the way out of a recession. the results are in line with the latest findings by the federal reserve. the regional fed survey reveals the pace of economic activity is slowing or holding steady in parts of the country but if it does nothing to point to a double-dip recession. the unemplo
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